Collaborative Performance Marks 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots

Linda Slodki, for the Shuttle

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots will be remembered in Philadelphia on June 22 at International House in University City with the performance of “Quiet No More,” a collaborative, commissioned choral music suite presented by ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir and the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus.

“Quiet No More” tells the story of the gay rights movement through song, poetry, pictures and videos. Set to be performed in multiple locations across the country throughout June, it is the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQ+ choruses. 

The suite was co-written by composers Mike Shaieb (“Through a Glass Darkly”), Our Lady J (“Pose,” “Transparent”), Julian Hornik (“Dear Evan Hansen”), and Michael McElroy (“Rent”), along with jazz singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway and Jane Ramseyer Miller, artistic director of One Voice Chorus. It commemorates the Stonewall rebellion, which took place in New York City on June 28, 1969 and is widely seen as one of the most pivotal moments in LGBTQ history. “Quiet No More” honors the courage of those who participated, and encourages all to join in a renewed spirit of resistance for the future. 

The performance at International House begins at 6 p.m. For more information, check out